IIT JEE is one of the most competitive exams of the country, and you surely don’t want to end up in a different sack. It is important for a student like you to be able to work effectively and use your time efficiently so that you could reach that desired spot.

Working effectively and efficiently are often misunderstood, though, they are quite similar in reading, they are different in their meanings.

Effectivity comes when you complete the desired or assigned a task with utmost focus and dedication. It is about doing the right things.

Efficiency can be distinguished as you do the task with minimum wastage or loss, of time, or resources. It is about doing things in a rightful manner.

Being a student is hard, we know. So much is expected out of you in so less time. It is important to be time efficient. We all have been through those pressure phases in our life at some point.

What really needs to be kept in mind is to manage your time and studies so you achieve the maximum in a short span.

Time efficiency is the key to any success.

Are you often occupied with these random thoughts of doing a great job, without wasting much of your time? Are you in a need of knowing how much break is ideal break time for you? Or how many hours sitting do toppers give in to their IIT JEE exams? How to be time efficient?

A proper plan will be laid out in this article to help you get hold of your results.

Well, my first advice would be, try to adjust your other tasks in your break time. If you have to be really time efficient, you will be required to do more of what you like, and less of what you can’t concentrate on.

Do your chores of bathing, relaxing or eating during your study breaks; in this way, you will be more time efficient and you will have nothing to regret.

Don’t waste your time procrastinating about the exams or after you get a job etc. You will need to be there to do that, and for that, you will have to study now.

Remember one thing, your brain might be same as your class topper, it just needs to be worked on. Some students know the right techniques that help them learn easily and quickly. Some know how to frame answers in the right manner, while some are born smart.

Time efficiency does not come until you plan it.

Find out a few things about yourself before making a time table or schedule for your studies.

Know what time of the day is best suited for you, that is, figure out the time when you can completely concentrate without any hiccups or distractions. If it is the night time, do it right.

If it is in the morning that you feel the freshest, arrange your studies in that manner.

Plan proper time engagements to build focus and strategize your lessons accordingly. Just remember to be time efficient. It does not matter if you are able to give only 1 hour to your physics or maths till you know what you are doing and you are doing it effectively.


Initiate with small sittings and small breaks, this time efficient strategy will help you concentrate better.

Gradually increase the timing of your study sessions, try sitting for a longer time and keeping focus.

UntitledCreate a to- do list and prioritize studies over everything else.

Planning and optimising in advance will save your time, making you time efficient and restrain you from unnecessary activities.

Do not indulge in useless activities, be time efficient; keep your mind focussed and avoid multitasking. Do one thing, learn it, make notes, revise it, do it well.

I am jotting down some crux points to help you get a clearer idea of being time efficient:


Stop dreaming much about your future. Turn your focus to what is in the present. Do well in your next test; only that will help you achieve the future success.


One thing you should definitely do is make notes. This may be time consuming for a couple of times, but believe me, once you are in a habit, this will save you from multiple time consuming deals. You should summarise the total highlights of a topic in a few pages which are easily accessible so you could revise them in hurry.


Concentrate on what lies next. Prioritize what is important for the present, focus on adding great work to your curriculum. Be time efficient and do not waste time on wasteful activities.


This is another important step; set your daily goals, know what you aim to achieve and mentally prepare yourself for each task.  Keep aside all your distractions, give every task proper space in your day.


Remember to not over do on the study part. Quality matters. Quantity is not that important when it comes to keeping focus. Make sure what you read, you read it with full determination.


One bad thing to do to yourself is doing many things simultaneously.

Keep aside that cell phone or rather keep it on silent somewhere away from you. There’s no need to read all words in a dictionary or check your emails when you study. This is bad because you will not be time efficient, further, you will commit unnecessary mistakes and waste more time in correcting them later.


It is advisable to study for a shorter duration but with utmost concentration and speed. Take breaks whenever needed but do not waste time. Study in spans of half an hour and take 5-10 minutes of break, to freshen up and increase your concentration.


Keep a track of the activities, know where you waste time and try avoiding those unnecessary tasks. Time efficiency comes when your standards match with your reality. Do this check every day to keep a track of your schedule.

JEE Advanced 2017 – FAQs

I have Class XII pass certificate and the marks statement as a separate document. Which document should I upload during the JEE (Advanced) 2017 registration?


Upload the Class XII marks statement.

I have appeared in Class XII examination in 2017. Will I be able to register for JEE (Advanced) 2017 without uploading Class XII certificate?

Yes. The candidates who appeared in Class XII examination in 2017 do not have to upload any document with respect to Class XII Examination.

Can I get the question paper in Hindi language? / क्या में प्रश्न पत्र हिंदी में प्राप्त कर सकता हूं?

Yes. JEE (Advanced) 2017 offers question papers in two languages: English and Hindi. Candidates have to choose the language option during the JEE (Advanced) 2017 registration. / हाँ, आप हिंदी या अंग्रेजी भाषा के प्रश्न पत्र का चुनाव जे ई ई (ऐ डी वी २०१७) के पंजीकरण के समय क्र सकते हैं ।

Can I get question papers in English as well as in Hindi? / क्या में प्रश्न पत्र हिंदी के साथ -साथ अंग्रेजी में भी प्राप्त कर सकता हूं?

Candidates will get only one question paper – either English question paper or Hindi question paper but not both. / आवेदक को सिर्फ एक प्रश्न पत्र मिलेगा – हिंदी में या अंग्रेजी में।

Will the question paper be bilingual (both in Hindi and English) ? / क्या में दुभाषीय प्रश्न पत्र (हिंदी और अंग्रेजी में भी) प्राप्त कर सकता हूं?

No. You will get the question papers in only one language (English or Hindi). / नहीं, आपको प्रश्न पत्र सिर्फ एक ही भाषा में मिलेगा – हिंदी में या अंग्रेजी में।

Writing Paper-1 and Paper-2 in JEE (Advanced) 2017 compulsory ?

Yes, it is compulsory. If a candidate is absent in one of the papers, then the candidate will be considered as absent from the examination.

What is my login id to apply for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Your login is your JEE (Main) roll number. The password is same as that used for JEE(MAIN).

Are PIO and OCI card holders eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Yes. PIO and OCI card holders are eligible. Please refer to the relevant section of Information Brochure for more information.

Are PIO and OCI card holders eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017 without writing JEE (MAIN)?

No. This option is available to foreign candidates only (please refer to the information brochure for foreign candidates).(

Do I need to enter my mobile number in the application form for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Yes, you need to have at least one valid mobile number in the application form.

How many mobile numbers I can give in the application form for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

You can give up to two mobile numbers.

In which step I can upload my certificates in the application form for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

In the Step 2, you upload your certificates.

In which step I can pay the registration fee in the application form for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

In step 3, you are required to pay the fee.

Can I use credit card to pay the registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

The registration fee payment is through net banking, debit cards and SBI challan only. No credit card payment is permitted.

Is it advisable to fill in the registration form for JEE (Advanced) 2017 on the last date?

The confirmation from the banks comes only once in a day! So earlier submission of your application is recommended.

Up to which step can I pay the registration fee without late fee for registering for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

If you complete your step 2 by 2nd May 2017, then you can pay the normal fee. But if you complete the step 2 on 3rd or 4th May, then you have to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500.

During JEE (Main) 2017 registration I have declared my category wrongly. Can I correct it during JEE (Advanced) 2017 registration?

No. Category declared during JEE (Main) 2017 registration cannot be changed.

I have appeared in JEE (Main) Paper II. Am I eligible for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) without writing JEE (Advanced) 2017?

No. Only the candidates who qualify in JEE (Advanced) 2017 are eligible for AAT 2017. There is no relation between JEE (Main) Paper II and AAT

How can I get reservation benefit under OBC(NCL) category in JEE (Advanced) 2017?

If your parents’ income falls under NON-CREAMY LAYER (NCL) of the other backwards classes (OBC), then you are eligible for the OBC (NCL) quota. If you do not fall under NCL, then do not tick the OBC(NCL) button.

I have declared my category as OBC-NCL during JEE (Main) 2017 registration. I do not have a valid NCL certification. Can I upload a certificate issued prior to 01-April -2017?

No. A valid OBC-NCL certificate as per the prescribed format issued on or after 1st April-2017 should be uploaded for getting the benefits of OBC-NCL category.

I have OBC-NCL certificate issued in the format specified by a state government. Can I upload this certificate to avail myself of OBC-NCL benefits?

No. The certificate should be in the format specified by the central government as per the prescribed format and the caste should be in the central list of OBCs.

I am not able to obtain the OBC(NCL) certificate at the time of registration. What should I do?

If you are not able to obtain the OBC (NCL) certificate in the month of April 2017, you can upload a self-declaration saying that you will do so by 5th of June 2017 (that is, after about one more month).

I have declared my category as OBC-NCL during JEE (Main) 2017 registration. But I do not belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL). Can I register for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Yes, you can register by declaring that you do not belong to OBC(NCL) provided if your JEE (Main) 2017 score is above the general category cut-off. If your JEE (Main) 2017 score is below the general category cut-off you are not eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017

If I do not submit the OBC(NCL) certificate by 5th June, can I submit it at the time of Reporting?

No, since your declared result is also based on the category. Therefore, if you do not submit the certificate by 5th June 2017, your result will be based on general category.

I have accepted a seat through JoSAA 2016. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

If you have accepted seat in IITs then you are NOT eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017.

I have taken admission in one of the IITs for preparatory course. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Yes. You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017 subject to fulfilling other eligibility criteria.

I have taken admission into one of the NITs in 2016. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Yes. The candidates who have taken admissions in NITs in 2016 are also eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2017, if they satisfy all other eligibility criteria given in the information brochure.

I am appearing in class XII exam first time in 2017. If I do not write JEE (ADV) 2017, am I eligible for JEE(ADV) in 2018 and 2019?

As per rules on date, you can appear in 2017 and 2018, but not in 2019.

I am a defense service (DS) personnel. Can my child get a seat under DS category?

Not all defense service personnel’ children are eligible for DS category seats. DS category seats are earmarked for children of defense/paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations

During examination can I modify my answers bubbled on ORS?

No. Since the bubbling on ORS is done using only black ball point pen, candidates cannot modify the answers once bubbled.

When should I reach my examination center to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Try to reach your examination center well in advance. It is best to familiarize yourself with the venue a day before to avoid the unnecessary stress on the day of the exam.

If I am absent in one of the papers, will my result be declared ?

You will be considered absent from the examination and will be disqualified to receive the result. It is compulsory for you to appear in both the papers.

Am I required to provide finger prints to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017 ?

Yes, an important part of the pre-exam procedure is taking a fingerprint of your index finger. Remember the same fingerprint is used when you come for the seat acceptance after qualifying in the examination.

What care I need to take for providing finger prints to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017 ?

This is best done if your hands are clean and you have not used any oil/ cream.

Is there any dress code to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017 ?

Do not wear unnecessary things such as rings, chains, bangles, ear-rings or a modern watch. A simple analogue watch is permitted so that you can have the estimate of time.



CBSE releases computer-based JEE Main 2017 mock test

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a mock test for JEE 2017 aspirants. The computer-based mock test is available on the official JEE Main website.


The total duration of the test is 180 minutes. The website will display an automatic countdown timer on the screen, which will help the candidates ascertain the remaining time available to answer the questions. At the end of 180 minutes, answers will be automatically recorded on the website, so candidates need not click the submit button.

Candidates aren’t required to solve questions chronologically; and can return to the questions which they left unanswered. They will be allowed to change answers before finishing the exam. The website has provided an option to candidates to view all questions at one go.

There will be only one correct answer to each question. The process of scoring will be the same as in the JEE Main online examination scheduled on April 8 and 9, 2017. Every correct answer carries four marks, and an incorrect response costs one-fourth mark. If no answer is given, no marks will be deducted.


The mock test can be viewed in English as well as in Hindi. It is divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, having 30 questions each. Meanwhile, aspirants must note that the question paper displayed on the official JEE Main portal is for practice only, and it should not be mistaken as a sample paper.

Here is the link to the official JEE Main 2017 mock test-




JEE Main 2017: Percentile calculation of marks of Class 12 qualifying examination explained


  1. The percentage of marks and percentile are totally different entities hence the candidates should not confuse with both the above terms
  2. Percentage is a number out of 100.
  3. Percentile Score of a candidate in a Board will reflect how many Candidates have scored below that candidate in his/her Board Examination.

A Percentile score is the value below which a certain percent of observations fall. For example, the 40th Percentile is the value or score below which 40 Percent of the observations may be found.





The Percentile of a Candidate will be calculated as

 100 X Number of candidates in the ‘group’ with aggregate marks less than the candidate Total number of the candidates in the ’group’

 Example: Suppose in a particular Board:

 No of Candidates Registered =13918 and No of Candidates Appeared = 13711

  • A Candidate who has scored 50% marks in the Board and 2218 candidates have scored below him; his Percentile score will be calculated as follows
Percentile score for 50% marks in the Board = 2218 x 100 = 16.18
  • A Candidate who has scored 60% marks in the Board and 6865 candidates have scored below him; his Percentile score will be calculated as follow
Percentile score for 60% marks in the Board = 6865 x 100 = 50.07
  • A Candidate who has scored 90% marks in the Board and 13615 candidates have scored below him; his Percentile score will be calculated as follows
Percentile score for 90% marks in the Board = 13615 x 100= 99.30

 With these examples, it is clear that percentage of marks obtained by a candidate (50%, 60% or 90%) is different from the percentile score (16.18, 50.07 or 99.30).


  1. The five subjects will be taken into account for calculation of percentile of qualifying examination marks for paper 1(B.E./B. Tech.) and paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning)of JEE (Main) which are

1- Language, 2. Physics, 3. Mathematics, 4- Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5- Any other subject.

Note: If a candidate has appeared in six subjects in the qualifying examination, the subject (fifth or sixth) with better marks will be considered.

  1. For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject is NOT out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500.
  1. For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2016 but reappeared in 2017, the best of the two performances will be considered
  1. If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the CSAB/JoSAA will be final.

If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered


  1. If a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such.
  1. The category-wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by all the “successful” candidates in their respective boards in the particular year
  1. The cut-off marks for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cut-off marks for GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.
  1. It is reiterated that top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2017 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2017.
  1. Similarly, top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2016 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2016.
  1. If a candidate passes Class XII in 2016 but writes one or a few subjects in 2017 for improvement or any other reason, then top 20 percentile cut-off for 2016 will be considered. However, if a candidate writes all the subjects in 2017, then the best of the two performances will be considered
  1. In case a Board does not provide information about the cut-off for the top 20 percentile, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the respective Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If the candidate fails to do so, then the cut-off marks for the CBSE will be used.
  1. If a candidate passes Class XII (or equivalent) in 2016, but writes any of the required subjects (mentioned above) in 2017 for improvement or any other reason, then the aggregate percentage will be calculated by considering the maximum marks obtained in the required subjects.
  1. For JEE (Advanced) 2017: Please visit JEE (Advanced) website for JEE (Advanced) 2017 criteria.





IIT-B girl gets top offer from Uber, to work in US


  1. One of the top ten scorers in JEE (Advanced) in 2013, Aditi Laddha has landed the most sought after job with Uber international.
  2. Laddha is the only girl from the institute to land a US job, probably among the other IITs too.

MUMBAI: Aditi Laddha from Ratlam in MP became a household name back in 2013, when she cleared her JEE (Advanced) with an all-India rank (AIR) of six. Along with another girl, she broke into the male-dominated top 10 ranks of the most competitive entrance exam for undergraduate admissions in the country for the first time. Three years later, Laddha, who choose to study at IIT-Bombay, has landed the top offer during the campus placements.


VIBRANT student: Aditi laddha (ALL INDIA GIRLS TOPPER JEE-2013)

Course: MEGA

Roll NO: 44268

Studying: IIT-BOMBAY
Laddha was offered the job by Uber International which made the highest offer to students across some of the IITs during this year’s placements that commenced on December 1. She is the only girl from the institute to land a US job, probably among the other IITs too.

In the current final-year batch of BTech in the computer science and engineering department of 90-odd students in computer science and engineering (CSE), only about four or five are girls. Most of the girls have been doing well in studies, said a professor.

Laddha has been a role model for the girls who joined IIT-B after her too, he added. Laddha and Pranjal Khare, who secured an AIR of 10 in 2013 in JEE-Advanced, were picked by Uber.

Among other girls from the class who got good placements this year were Palak Jain (AIR 3 in JEE-Main 2013) and Charmi Dedhia (Mumbai topper, JEE-Advanced 2013). Both were hired by Google for their India office, but the former got placed through the pre-placement route.

logo.jpg In 2014, Deepali Adlakha and Aastha Agrawal were among the five students who were hired by social networking site Facebook that offered the top package then.

With most software giants queuing up to hire students from the CSE department, about 52 had a job by the end of day I, taking into account their pre-placement offers too. Among these, only about seven got placed in US firms.

Only a fraction of students from the class manage to get the crore-plus offers every year. Students also argue that the actual package is only little more than the best domestic offer as the cost of living is higher in the US. With restricted work visas, fewer US firms are visiting IITs for the last two years.

Interestingly, P Sai Sandeep Reddy, who had topped the country in 2013, has opted out of the placement process and intends to pursue research in computer science, said one of his classmates. Some of the other toppers got pre-placement offers from Samsung Korea.



JEE-MAIN 2017 online application process have been started kindly follows the steps below for more details


Candidate can apply for JEE(Main) – 2017 ‘ON-LINE’ only through official website of JEE(Main) (

Please ensure that you are filling genuine Application Form available online at JEE (Main) website (

Please ensure your eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced) and participating State Institutions (as applicable).

Fill the Online Application Form, choose your Password and note down system generated Application Number.

The candidate should supply all the details while filling the Online Application Form and also required to choose PASSWORD and Security Question and enter his/her Answer. After successful submission of the data, Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and also required for all future correspondence. For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with his/her respective system generated Application Number and chosen Password.

Upload Scanned Images of Photograph and Signature :

  • The scanned images of photograph and Signature should be in jpg/jpeg format only.
  • Size of the photo image must be greater than 4 kb and less than 40 kb.
  • Size of the signature image must be greater than 1 kb and less than 30 kb.
  • Dimension of photograph image should be 3.5 cm(width) x 4.5 cm(Height) only.

Dimension of signature image should be 3.5 cm(length) x 1.5 cm(Height) only.



Pay Examination Fee by debit/credit card or e-Challan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank  :

  • Payment by Debit/Credit Card: The candidate has to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the acknowledgment Page. In case the acknowledgment page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and amount will be refunded to the candidate account with in a week and however the candidate has to make another transaction till the Acknowledgment Page is not generated

Payment by Bank e-challan: The candidate has to select bank (Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC) to deposit the application fee through e-Challan mode. As soon as he/she selects, an e-Challan will be generated containing specific details of the candidate along with amount to be paid. The candidate has to take a printout of the same and take it to the nearest branch of the selected bank for making payment. After the confirmation of fee

Important Instruction about PASSWORD

  • During online form filling, candidate will be required to choose PASSWORD and Security Question and its Answer. Candidate is advised to record/remember their password for all future logins.
  • The Password must be as per the following Password policy.
    • Password must be 8 to 13 character long.
    • Password must have at least one Upper case alphabet.
    • Password must have at least one Lower case alphabet.
    • Password must have at least one numeric value.
    • Password must have at least one special characters eg.!@#$%^&*-
  • For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with their respective system generated Application Number and the chosen Password.
  • Candidate is advised not to disclose or share their password with anybody. Neither CBSE nor NIC will be responsible for violation or misuse of the password of a candidate.
  • Candidate can change his/her passwords after login, if desired.
  • Candidate should remember to log out at the end of their session so that the particulars of the candidate cannot be tampered or modified by unauthorized persons.
  • How to reset your Password : The following options are available to reset Password
    • Using Security Question & its Answer you chosen during Form filling .
    • Using a verification code sent via text message (SMS) to your Registered Mobile No.

Using a reset link sent via Email to your Registered Email address.

All correspondence related to JEE (Main) – 2017 should be addressed to the Executive Director, JEE (Main), Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), Plot No. 149, Block – H,Sector – 63, Noida – 201309, Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.).